Events Calendar



Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm

Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.

Holiday Open House & Tour
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm

You’re invited to our Holiday Open House to celebrate the holiday season and tour our newly renovated headquarters! This open house is also where we have invited “adopters” participating in our Holiday Adopt-a-Family program to drop off the gifts they purchased for the Interfaith clients and families they so generously “adopted” this year.

San Diego Zoo “Jungle Bells”
Dec 8 2017 @ 9:00 am – Jan 1 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Go wild this holiday season at the San Diego Zoo’s annual celebration, Jungle Bells presented by California Coast Credit Union. The holiday festivities start Dec. 8, 2017, and run through Jan. 1, 2018. Jungle Bells guests will be treated to seasonal decorations, animal experiences, costumed characters, live entertainment and more.

The Zoo will be aglow with holiday cheer and activities to keep the whole family jolly. Guests can watch as animals enjoy unique enrichment treats, and guests can sample treats of their own offered at many of the Zoo’s restaurants and food stands. Don’t miss out on holiday shopping at the Zoo’s retail locations, or the holiday happy hour at Albert’s Restaurant—Happy Holidays Happens—with discounted drinks and appetizers available from 3 to 5 p.m. each day of Jungle Bells.

Jungle Bells activities and attractions are free with Zoo admission or membership. Parking is free.

Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Dec 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Come occasionally or come every week. These eclectic and lively discussions about the week’s Torah portion consider the text through traditional and modern commentaries, as well as through the lenses of history, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided.
Fourth Annual Makers Arcade Holiday Fair
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Arts and Crafts Fair Features 100+ Local Makers
+ Craft Cocktails and Beer   + Gourmet Food Trucks   + Live Music   + Kids’ Area    + Craft Making
+ NEW! Cornhole Tourney and More
Returning for its fourth successful year, the Makers Arcade Holiday Fair offers extended hours, creating an enchanting twilight holiday shopping experience on the Bay. This year’s event, on Saturday December 9, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., brings more makers than ever to the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier.
“Pleasure of Your Company”
Dec 10 @ 2:30 pm

Courtly Noyse will perform a festive holiday concert on Sunday, December 10, at 2:30 PM at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center in the “Pleasure of Your Company” music series sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library.  Garbed in period costume, this lively ensemble will play a variety of period instruments and may also cast their instruments aside at the drop of a (Tudor) hat and burst into six-part vocal harmony.  Experience their trademark blend of humor, imagination and versatility as you enjoy a delightful afternoon of Renaissance holiday music.  Ensemble members include John Cassaboom, Laury Flora, Penny Hawkins, Steve Hendricks, Vickie Jenkins, Jay Saks, and Sandra Shram.

There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated.  Meet the musicians and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.

Menorah Lighting
Dec 12 all-day

Celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with an early evening Menorah Lighting, music throughout the evening and much more. It’ll take place in Central Promenade between the ice rink and The Lot.